Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Quarter Academic Credit

Designed for those interested in emergency medical care or thinking about pursuing advanced medicine, the UC Davis Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program provides students with the training and skills needed to become a successful EMT.

Through engaging lectures and skills practice sessions, students will learn the fundamentals of emergency medicine, including patient assessment, bleeding control, airway management, triage and other skills necessary for the proper care and transport of patients. Students will also be instructed on the administrative aspects of emergency medical care, including understanding the Emergency Medical System (EMS), workforce safety, communication and medical, legal and ethical issues. These lessons will then be applied outside of the classroom, as students receive hands-on clinical experience in a hospital emergency room setting and on ambulance ride alongs.

Students who successfully complete the program will possess the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of emergency medicine, and will be eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs examination to receive certification as a Nationally Registered EMT.

This course meets all of the National EMS Education standards for EMTs and is accredited with the state of California through the Yolo County Emergency Medical Services Agency.

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